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Share Your World – 2014 Week 12

Cee over at Cee’s Photography has a weekly Share Your World challenge where she asks 4 questions and you answer them. I enjoy doing them as it’s a great way to get to know the person behind the blogger.

Why not come and join us?

So here is this week’s questions and my answers.



What is your most favorite smell/scent?

This one is easy. Lemon! I’ve mentioned several times in other posts that I love the smell of lemons. It’s always so clean and crisp.  I do like other scents of course, Roses, lavender, a smell of a new book. But lemon is the #1 smell for me.

How do you write: computer, longhand, or other?

All of the above. I write most of my stories and posts on the computer. But I also keep notes in a notebook on my desk in longhand. I write letters in longhand. I also write sometimes in what I call Jackie hand as it’s my own kind of shorthand. It works for me.

(photo credit: Thinkstock)
(photo credit: Thinkstock)


Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)

This one was a tough one. I’ve written a lot of posts. As for my favorite? It will have to be this one:

It’s a very funny TRUE story. It’s hard to make this stuff up folks.

What’s one of your favorite books from childhood?

I was taught to read at an early age, around 4 I think it was. Since then I have been an avid and voracious reader. So when I was about 10 or so I used to haunt the local library and found the book by Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre. I fell in love with that book! To this day, it’s my favorite book as I think it has everything in it. Mystery, drama, horror, love and everything in between.

jane eyre book cover

My other favorites at that time was the series “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

From last week I was grateful for my dog groomer Tammy, who comes out to the house with her little grooming trailer to groom Sam. Ever since I found her Sam has been calmer in getting groomed and it’s less stressful on me. I’m also grateful that Spring came, even if you wouldn’t know it around here with the snow and the -6C weather today.

I’m looking forward to warmer weather promised. Also, communications from good friends. I look forward to even better days ahead. Who could ask for more?




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Share Your World – 2014 Week 9

Once again, it’s time for Cee’s Share Your World. This is the chance for us to share a little about ourselves. Now isn’t that exciting? Hey, we all want to get to know our fellow bloggers. That way they aren’t just words on your computer, iPhone, iPad or whatever other device you use.

We become a bit more human and little less bot. It’s all good. Cee usually asks us 4 questions that we are to answer. This time we got us a bonus question too. Now, let’s get on with it, shall we?


Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

Could I not have both? I mean I would just be dreaming anyway, as I can’t afford to have them, nor do I have room for them. So, since I am dreaming, I want them both. A nice quiet, comfortable reading nook. A place that has a soft place to sit or lounge. Bright and cheerful yet lets you have a piece of solitude.

Then I would like a separate room that is well lit, airy and spacious for an art room. Someplace I can leave my easel standing, my paints laid out, brushes at the ready. A room with lots of natural light, maybe a wall of windows, or a skylight. Well, why not both? It is my dream after all. I would also want a place in the corner for my iPod stand. I have one of those that you set your iPod in and it charges it, but also lets you play it. I like to blast music as I paint. That’s not too much to ask for is it?

Would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

The TV could stay in the living room. That’s fine with me. The only place I don’t like a TV is in the bedroom. I need quiet to sleep, I don’t need a TV keeping me up at night. I can certainly think of other more enjoyable ways to keep me awake at night other than the TV.

What color would you like your bedroom to be?

My bedroom right now is a boring dark beige sort of color. I didn’t choose it, it was that color when I moved in here. For a bedroom, white is always a good choice. Or I like soothing colors, light green, blue, I’ve even had at one time a pale lavender. It works. Nothing bright, as it should be a place of softness and comfort. At least in my opinion.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

Depends really. I’ve lived in both. As I get older, though, a one level might be easier on me. But having the bedrooms upstairs, where nosy people can’t readily look in there works too. Ha-ha! I like my privacy. I used to know a man who loved going through the other friends’ bedrooms. He said you really got to know your friends by their bedrooms, how neat they kept them, what they had in them, etc. I asked him once if he went through peoples drawers and stuff. He said if given a chance he did. Needless to say, he didn’t stay a friend for long. That for me crosses the line into creepy!

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for friends, for being able to be there for them, even if it’s in a small way. I’m grateful that it became one more week closer to spring! Bring it on!

I’m looking forward to warmer weather in the coming week that has been promised to us from the weather guys.


So what are YOU grateful for this week?